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Understanding Your Diagnosis

  • How Does My Doctor Know I Have Stomach Cancer?
  • Stomach Cancer: Tests After Diagnosis

    After a diagnosis of stomach cancer, you will likely have other tests. These tests help your healthcare providers learn more about your cancer. Learn which tests you may have.

  • Stomach Cancer: Diagnosis

    If your healthcare provider thinks you might have stomach cancer, you’ll need certain exams and tests to be sure. Learn what tests are used to diagnose stomach cancer.

  • Biopsy

    Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy

  • Barium Swallow

    A barium swallow is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at your upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Your upper GI tract includes the back of your mouth and throat (pharynx) and your esophagus.

  • Upper GI Endoscopy

    An upper GI endoscopy or EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in your upper GI tract (gastrointestinal tract).

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Series

    An upper gastrointestinal series is an imaging test of your esophagus, stomach, and first part of your small intestine (duodenum). The test is done with X-rays after you swallow a special beverage. The beverage contains either contrast or a powder called barium.

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: Testing for Blood in the Stool

    Sometimes colorectal cancers or polyps bleed into the digestive tract, and the blood can enter the stool or feces. Testing for blood in the stool is one way to screen for colorectal cancer.

  • Stomach Cancer: Newly Diagnosed

    Being told you have stomach cancer can be scary, and you may have many questions. But you have people on your healthcare team to help.

  • Stomach Cancer: Stages

    Learn what the different stages of stomach cancer mean.

  • Stomach Cancer: Your chances for recovery

    Prognosis is the word your healthcare team may use to describe your chances of recovering from cancer. Learn about your prognosis from stomach cancer.